Category Archives: Marginalization

Let’s celebrate education’s power to spread tolerance

On the eve of International Day for Tolerance, celebrated on November 16, we highlight evidence for education’s unique ability to boost tolerance and reduce discrimination. One of the fundamental roles that education plays is to increase tolerance. Tolerance, in turn, … Continue reading

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Why girls’ education matters

With 31 million girls of primary school age out of school, and 17 million expected never to enter school at all, the situation for girls’ education desperately needs addressing. But why does it matter? This Friday is International Day of the Girl Child, where … Continue reading

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New partnerships are needed to improve learning worldwide

What do children and young people need to learn? And how can we measure what they have learned? For the last 18 months, the Learning Metrics Task Force has put these questions to experts and agencies worldwide. Tomorrow it presents … Continue reading

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Education gives girls dignity

Speech, by Mariam Khalique, teacher of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, at an  event in New York for the release of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report’s new analysis, Education Transforms. “Bismillah! In the name of ALLAH, the most … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

BRIEFLY: Children with disabilities should have an opportunity to learn

This year’s State of the World’s Children report by UNICEF focuses on the many challenges that children with disabilities face in accessing their rights to school and other public services, and proposed solutions to ensure that students with disabilities can … Continue reading

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Ending education’s ‘hidden exclusion’

A new report from Save the Children, Ending the Hidden Exclusion: Learning and equity in education post-2015, offers a detailed assessment of the challenges facing global education. The report’s key argument is outlined here by four Save the Children education … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 4 Comments

Post-2015 and Bali: Without education for all, we can’t achieve sustained prosperity for all

It was very good news that a global meeting this week seems to have made progress in aligning two competing visions for the post-2015 development agenda – one centred on eradicating poverty and the other on sustainable development. But it … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Post-2015: If we don’t tackle educational inequality, we’ll fail the fairness test

By Will Paxton, head of education policy and advocacy for Save the Children UK and chair of the Global Campaign for Education UK’s Policy Group, and Anthony Davis, policy adviser for Plan UK As debates about the post-2015 development framework … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Gender, Human rights, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Education and Kenya’s election: let’s hear how to help the excluded

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Education has emerged as a leading theme in the campaign for Kenya’s hotly contested presidential election on March 4. The quality of education, the lack of teachers and … Continue reading

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Equity in education post-2015: how do we get there?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report A good education has been voted the top priority in the UN’s online survey on what people want in a post-2015 world. But what does a “good education” … Continue reading

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